IN HIS latest project, the Passage, Matej Kren builds illusive endless walls, creating a very narrow passage from about 15,000 books and mirrors. "The project maps a symbolic byway across the worlds in which we exist; across the actual, existing world into the world of human culture where reality is replaced by another virtual reality that unifies the world, text, sign, symbol, and picture - and then back again," said the artist. Find the Passage at the Bratislava City Gallery (GMB) in Pálffy Palace, Panská 19. It is open daily except Monday from 11:00 to 18:00 until August 25. Admission: Sk60. Tel: 02/5443-3627.
LIVE MUSIC: Finlandia Midnight Sun Party - The longest party of this summer celebrates the summer solstice.
Starts: June 26 at 20:00. Unique Club at the university dormitories in Mlynská
Dolina. Admission free. Tel: 0905/657-010.
FESTIVAL: Korzo Party - A Latino music festival brings to life the experience and atmosphere of a Latino-American carnival.
Starts: June 26 at 18:00. Main Square and streets of the Old Town. Tel: 02/5924-6111.
LIVE MUSIC: DJs' Evening - Slovak DJ collective Jah Division Soundsystem and guests perform at the Dancehall Special event.
Starts: June 26 at 20:00. Admission: Sk100. Club Spojka, Prešernova 4. Tel: 0905/504-152.
FESTIVAL: JK Mertz Guitar Festival - The annual 29th guitar gala welcomes Polish, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Slovak, Greek, and Spanish performers.
Runs: June 25 to 30, starting at 19:00 every day. Admission: Sk100. Koncertná sieň Klarisky (Klarisky Concert Hall), Farská 4. Tel: 02/5443-1707.
STONE Mill, a rest area located within an attractive pine tree forest close to Bratislava, will host the seventh annual country music festival, Country Mlyn (Country Mill) on June 25 and 26, starting at 17:00. For three days Slovak and Czech bands, including Czech stars Wabi Daňek, Honza Nedvěd (pictured), and Lenka Filipová, and the Slovak Soňa Horňáková Band and Bukasový Masív will perform. Courageous music fans will be able to test their strength and skills riding an electronic bull. Tickets for the whole festival cost Sk400 and the one-day admission is Sk250. The event takes place at Kamenný Mlyn (Stone Mill) near the village of Plavecký Štvrtok. For more information call 034/7793-279.
FESTIVAL: Svätojurský Rámus - The fifth annual music festival features Slovak and Czech rock, pop, and world music bands such as the Pressburger Klezmer Band, Para, Chiki liki tu-a, and Polemic.
Runs: June 25 to 26, starting at 13:00. Tickets: Sk350. Vonkov, Bývalé Kúpele (Former spa) Svätý Jur. Tel: 0905/175-090.
FESTITAL: International Roma Festival - Roma bands from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Mexico perform.
Starts: June 26 at 13:00. Amphitheatre, Holíč.
CLASSICAL CONCERT: Music Under the Diamond Vault - Polish Camerata Cracovia ensemble performs early music and Renaissance songs and dances as part of the annual festival held at house of violin virtuoso Peter Michalica.
Starts: June 25, 19:00. Admission: Sk200, Sk110. Dom Komorského Grófa (Count Comes Mansion), Kollárova 541, Kremnica. Tel: 045/6742-856.
FESTIVAL: Zvolen's Castle Plays - In the opera segmenmt of the theatre festival, the Banská Bystrica State Opera performs George Bizet's Carmen.
Starts: 27 June, 20:00. Admission: Sk220, Sk200. Nádvorie Zvolenského zámku (The courtyard of Zvolen Castle), Zvolen. Tel: 045/533-1781.
EXHIBITION: Searching: New Names in Contemporary Slovak Photography - Display of photos within the Summer Photo Workshop run by Poprad's House of Photography.
Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat 10:00-14:00 until August 1. Admission: Sk5, Sk10. Dom Fotografie (House of Photography), Námestie sv Egídia 3633/44, Poprad. Tel: 052/7723-818.
EXHIBITION: Max Kurth (1868-1962) - A display of paintings opened to celebrate the 135th anniversary of the artist's birth.
Open: Tue, Wed, Fri 9:00-17:00, Thu 9:00-18:00, Sun 14:00-17:00 until August 1. Admission: Sk20. Šarišská Galéria (Šariš Gallery), Hlavná 51, Prešov. Tel: 051/7725-423.
Prepared by Jana Liptáková
21. Jun 2004 at 0:00